Hwy. 101 police chase from Pismo to Santa Margarita ends with arrest

A man was arrested following a slow-speed chase from Pismo Beach to Santa Margarita on Thursday night.

Pismo Beach police officers attempted to contact a person in a vehicle in the Pismo Coast Shopping Plaza near Cal Fresh just after 10 p.m., according to Pismo Beach Police Sgt. Kyle White. But the driver decided to drive away.

The man drove onto northbound Highway 101, White said. CHP officers took over the slow-speed chase until a spike strip put down in the roadway stopped the man near Highway 58 in Santa Margarita.

Speeds during the chase never got much above the speed limit, White said.

"He was following all the rules of the road basically," White said. "Just not stopping."

The driver was arrested on suspicion of obstruction and failure to yield to police officers. His name has not yet been released.